Thanksgiving Austin 2011

Thanksgiving Events in Austin, Texas

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Austin page, your resource for Thanksgiving-related events and Thanksgiving volunteering opportunities in Austin and surrounding communities.





More will continue to added to this page, but if you know of an Austin-area Thanksgiving event not included here, please let me know via this site's Contact Form.

Enjoy the resources below . . .




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Austin Thanksgiving Events

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011
The Long Center
"Gather the whole family and bring them to Austin's Thanksgiving Day Tradition, the 21st Annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot benefiting Caritas of Austin.

The ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot is a five mile run, one mile walk and Stepping Stone School Kids K. Join an estimated 15,000 participants at Texas' largest five mile race.

Run, walk or jog 5 miles, 1 mile or the kids k and enjoy food, entertainment and vendors at this celebration."



Austin Thanksgiving Meals and Buffets

Turkey Dinner at the Alamo
November 24, 2011
All Austin Locations



Corazon at Castle Hill - Thanksgiving Lunch Menu
November 24, 2011
Price: $29.95
Reservations online or at 512-476-0728



The Driskill - Thanksgiving Day Brunch
November 24, 2011
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Driskill Grill (Driskill Hotel)
Adults: $62 - Children 6-12: $31 - Children 6 & Under: Complimentary
Reservations - 512-391-7039


TRIO - Thanksgiving Buffet
November 24, 2011
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
TRIO Restaurant (Four Seasons Hotel)
Adults: $68-75 - Children: $20
Reservations - 512-685-8300


Travaasa Thanksgiving & Wine Pairings
November 24, 2011
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Travaasa Hotel - Hill Country
$55/person
Reservations - 1-855-868-7282



West Austin Restaurants - Thanksgiving Dinners and Meal Preparations
November 24, 2011
List provided by Way Out West Austin blog



Sweets and Meals for the Holidays
Austin Holiday Season 2011
Comprehensive list of Austin bakeries, cafes, etc., offering pies, pastries, breads, and full meals for order (pick up or eat in) - Compiled by the Austin Chronicle.



Austin Thanksgiving Volunteering and Free Thanksgiving Meals in Austin

Doc & Gayle Young Food Drive
Date: Ongoing
Seeking monetary donations only
"The 2011 Food Drive is Officially Underway! Help make our $50,000 goal and feed over 1,000 families this Thanksgiving."

"We personally deliver boxes, filled with three to four days worth of food, to well over 1,000 families in town. This way, they can prepare the food according to their traditions and enjoy several hot meals in the comfort of their own home with their family and not crowded in some gymnasium."



Austin Parks and Recreation Thanksgiving Community Dinners and Events
November 9 - November 22, 2011
Multiple local recreation centers



Service Austin Days 2011
November 18-20, 2011
"Service Austin Days, held every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, provides the people of Austin with an opportunity to serve the city that has given so much to all of us."

"This year's event is on November 18, 19 and 20 and includes projects that address a variety of community needs such as maintaining our beautiful parks, supporting the work of our schools, and caring for the less fortunate."

"Volunteers receive free t-shirts and breakfast delivered to their project site. Participating organizations receive recognition for contributions to projects."



HEB Feast of Sharing - Austin
November 22, 2011
Palmer Events Center - 4 pm - 8 pm
"Join the festivities and experience the joy at the 22nd annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing. Join us as we stop in 23 communities and provide complete holiday meals and good cheer to 250,000 residents in Texas.

The Feast of Sharing is the culmination of a year-round commitment H-E-B makes to fighting hunger. In addition to a holiday meal participants can enjoy music, arts and crafts, and kids activities - even an appearance by Santa himself."



Operation Turkey - Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill
November 24, 2011
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill - 2 Austin Locations (and 1 in San Marcos)
"We need volunteers! Help us cook food, sort donations, package the food in to-go containers, and deliver dinners and donations."



More Thanksgiving Austin 2011 Resources

Turkey Totality: Eater's 2011 Thanksgiving Magazine Smackdown Spectacular

Green Thanksgiving Ideas and Menu

A No Turkey Thanksgiving




Austin Texas Monthly Calendar of Events







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